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Inwood Residential Home – Where to visit?

Inwood House is in the residential suburb of Horbury in Wakefield. It is an easy 10 minute drive to the centre of Wakefield and the train station where you will find a bustling high street. En-route there are several shopping centres.

Inwood House sits back from the road in Horbury. Originally a large merchants house it would have had acres of garden and uninterrupted views over the Calder Valley. Built in the late 19th century the house had formal gardens and a large orangery cultivating exotic fruits and vegetables which was all the rage at the time. We still have pictures of the home taken at that time on the walls.

Closer to Inwood House there is Horbury itself with a  range of local shops including convenience stores, doctors surgery, dentist and pharmacy. The nearest shops are a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes in the car. The home is around 10  minutes drive from the M1 with access to the rest of Yorkshire.

Many relatives want to take their loved ones out of the home for a bit of fresh air and a change of scenery. Have you ever thought of these locations? Please check opening hours since some may not be open every day of the week. Some charge parking and entry fees. Feedback regarding these locations and any others that you recommend would be appreciated to share with other families.


Close by:

  • Our garden – newly completed patio where everyone can sit out
  • Carr Lodge Park – turn left out of Inwood and 100 yards on the right. A large open space with paths
    in Wakefield
  • Thornes Park – a large municipal park with walks, ornamental flowers and lakes. Thornes Mill Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 7AZ, England
  • Walton Colliery Nature Park – a more rural and naturalistic park. Shay Lane, Walton, Wakefield WF2 6PR, England
  • Wrenthorpe Park – plenty of wheelchair accessible paths. Wrenthorpe Road, Wakefield WF2 0HR, England
  • Waterton Park Hotel. A unique hotel on an island surrounded by water and some short walks. Good for a coffee or lunch. Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield WF2 6PW

A bit further away:

  • Temple Newsam A large house, gardens and tea room near Leeds. The house captures over 500 years of history. The collections show how the house was used as a family home, which was once birthplace to Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots. House not open on Mondays. Temple Newsam Park | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
  • RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve – plenty of walks around the reserve with birds and wildlife in abundance. Fairburn Ings Newton Lane, Fairburn Ing Visitor Centre, Castleford WF10 2BH, England
  • Oakwell Hall and Country Park - Oakwell Hall is furnished as a family home in the 1690s and offers visitors a real insight into a post-English Civil War household. The site also includes over 100 acres of country park, a visitor centre, gift shop, nature trail, picnic sites and playground. Nutter Lane, Birstall WF17 9LG, England
  • Springhead Park Rothwell – Park with stream, flowers and café. 40 Park Lane, Leeds LS26 0ES, England
  • Middleton Park - Middleton Park is situated 4 miles from the City Centre in urban South Leeds. Of its 630 acres, 200 are ancient woodland, there are also grasslands, children's play area and other recreational areas. There is a Visitor Centre with a café. 218 Town Street, Leeds LS10 3SH, England
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park – House and large grounds containing a huge variety of sculptures including Henry Moore. West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG, England
  • Nostel– National Trust property. 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens. Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE
  • Wentworth Castle Gardens – National Trust property. Glorious gardens, woodland and parkland, created for the privileged few and preserved for everyone to enjoy. Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, S75 3EN
  • RHS Halow Carr. RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of five public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

““I have been inspired with the professionalism and quality of care and attention to detail at Inwood from the start and was convinced that Mum wouldn’t settle but amazed how well she has settled, thank you for making mum so happy.”

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